Jim and Sue (Hoeft) Brown of Pendleton will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary March 18, 2018. A family and friends celebration will be held March 24 from 1-4 p.m. in the Bamboo Room at Pendleton Center for the Arts, 214 N. Main St., Pendleton. The couple requests no gifts.
Jim and Sue met the first day of college at Eastern Oregon State College in La Grande, and were married while attending Oregon State University. After graduation, military service and the birth of their sons Jeff and Rob, they continued careers in agriculture and banking that lasted more than 35 years.
Daughters-in-law Jackie (Ledbetter) and Koreen (Kelly), both from Pendleton, grandchildren Tyler (Katy), Hailey (Cory), Breanna, Tanner, Ethan and Natalie, and great-granddaughters Ava and Maci have also joined the family.
Jim and Sue have enjoyed traveling for many years, and will celebrate their 50th on a safari in South Africa in June.